Poor Niall Horan! A new report says that the One Direction needs to have knee surgery ASAP. What’s wrong with the 20-year-old Irish hottie? According to The Sun, Horan dislocated his knee when he was a child and has been dealing with the pain for years.

“Niall has battled this problem since he was a child. His knee dislocates and it is very uncomfortable,” a source said. “He’s had physio sessions for years but the pain persists so surgery is the best solution to have him fully fit and ready for the demands of a long tour.” One Direction isn’t known for their boy band dancing skills, but the former X Factor stars certainly move around a lot on stage.

SEE ALSO: Is Emma Roberts Hollywood’s Biggest One Direction Fan?

Horan is reportedly set to have his surgery in the US and stay for around ten days while recovering. Hopefully Horan will have his new GF Barbara Palvin to keep him company. The two were seen in the middle of December leaving an X Factor party sparking rumors that they were more than just friends. The two hotties were spotted holding hands exiting the venue in London and on two more cute dates before that. The two were caught seeing Hunger Games: Catching Fire and on Dec. 13, the two were also seen on a cute golf date at Top Golf in Hertfordshire.

One Direction One Direction at the 15th NRJ Music Awards in France.

SEE ALSO: Are Kendall Jenner And Harry Styles Over?

We hope Palvin plays nurse for her rumored boy band love, but more importantly that Horan gets better before 1D’s big world tour. One Direction’s tour called the Where We Are is scheduled to kick off on Aug. 1 in Toronto. Before that, the 1D boys including a recovering Horan are reportedly taking a bit of a break.

“The lads are dead on their feet. They’ve completed a huge world tour and done endless promo in between,” a source said about 1D. “They approached management to work out a deal. Given their success, they could hardly disagree and understood entirely. It was all sorted on good terms."